Based on our survey of over 2000 yoga practitioners, David shares practitioners’ experiences with types of injuries in yoga and the contexts in which they happened.
This month, David responds to the question: How do I work with a long torso and short femurs? David highlights the importance of not trying to compare our expression of a posture with someone else. Each person’s posture will look different because we each have a different body.
David breaks down variations of standing wide-legged forward bend. Learn what components allow or restrict movement in different versions of this posture. Understand what patterns can be established to evolve this pose over time.
This month David is highlighting the erector spinae muscles. Take a look at where these important spinal muscles attach, what actions they do, and how they are used in yoga practice.
This month David answers the question: How do I fix a flat back in poses like garbha pindasana? David shares some suggestions for distinguishing between anatomical and technique-related reasons for having difficulty rounding the low back. For those working on technique, he offers some pointers to evolve the pose.
When are yoga practitioners most at risk for low back injuries? David reports on the experiences of our survey of 2000+ practitioners regarding low back injuries in yoga.
This month David is highlighting the diaphragm muscle. Take a look at where this very unique muscle attaches, what action it does, and how it is used in yoga practice.
Our SI joint page includes information on the anatomy of the SI joint, including a current understanding of movement at the SI joint and potential dysfunction, as well as a discussion of the relevance of the SI joint to yoga practice.
This month, David answers the question: Is shoulder rotation restricting my handstands and arm balances? David shares some techniques for distinguishing between anatomical restriction and muscular tightness in the shoulder girdle.
This month David is highlighting the transverse abdominis muscle. Take a look at where this muscle attaches, what action it does, and how it is used in yoga practice.